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Old 09-28-2004, 01:37 PM   #1
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Hey all, I have been having a few issues with my dyno that I am hoping someone might be able to shed a little light on. I have e-mailed Fantom and tried calling with no luck at this point. I am sure they are just swamped and will get back to me, just getting a little impatient =)

Everything was running just fine for me. I have been spinning motors on and off for a week without problems. A few days ago I spun up a stock and the eff came back at 15% which is obviously strange. When I checked the amp draw I see that it's off the chart. Now whenever I run anything up it just spikes the amp draw like crazy.

I know many folks have had issues with the dynos themselves so I am just looking to figure out what the root is. I am running your average 75amp power supply and have no real reason to suspect it as the culprit.

So what's your take? Busted dyno or am I doing something that's just wrong and I can't see it?

Thanks for the help folks.

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Old 09-28-2004, 03:26 PM   #2
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maybe try hooking the fantom up to a normal car battery and try it. Maybe you pulled to mant amps out of the power supply and it let go..... I have always ran my dyno off of a battery.


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Old 09-28-2004, 05:38 PM   #3
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The power supply appears to be working fine. I just plugged in the T30 and spun some motors with no issues.

Anyone else?

At this point I am betting it's the dyno.

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If you need to send it in, Wizard Electronics is where it needs to go. The address is on Fantoms site. Their turn around time is pretty quick.
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Check the power leads that attach to the poower supply....the wire will break inside the insulation some times and casue weird stuff.

Then I would sell it and inverst in a CE Dyno!!! Best thing I ever did!!

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